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Documentary on Alzheimer’s to be shown at MAC

“The Forgetting,” a documentary about the journey with Alzheimer’s Disease, will be shown at 5:30 p.m. May 18 at Mineral Area College.

The two-hour presentation will feature dinner along with the movie presentation at the North College Center.

The 90-minute documentary about Alzheimer’s explains the biology of the disease, the experiences of people affected, and the race to find a cure.

“Alzheimer’s is a critical problem in our community, with statistics showing that one in 10 Americans has a family member with Alzheimer’s and one in three knows someone with the disease,” said Stephanie Rolfs-Young, Outreach Director for the Alzheimer’s Association’s St. Louis Chapter.

She promises no matter what your relationship to Alzheimer’s, watching and discussing this program will teach you what you need to know about the disease and where to turn for help.

The St. Louis chapter of the Association serves 38 counties in eastern Missouri and western Illinois, helping an estimated 66,000 persons with Alzheimer’s Disease, their families and caregivers. Persons seeking 24-hour support or information about this program can call 1-800-980-9080 or visit the Web site at ww.alzstl.org.

After the movie, those in attendance will have a chance to discuss the program. Free informational material and refreshments will also be available.

“The Forgetting” will also be presented at noon May 18 at the Madison Medical Center in Fredericktown.

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